Division I all american wrestler

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manny51
2/25/09 4:17:20PM
Does anyone out know what a "Div. I All American Wrestler" is? I know its a high level wrestler. But what makes an All American and what"s the difference between Div. I, Div II and so forth. Thanks for any info on this.
wiggum
2/25/09 4:30:28PM
div I, II, III and so on are the levels of the size of collgiate schools athletic program.....I being the biggest and as the number increases, the smaller the school gets.....all american is a term given to an collegiate athlete that had a highly accomplished season....in wrestling i believe its how far you go in your particular conference tournaments and national tournaments that determines if you qualify for all-american status....i never competed in college wrestling, so i could be wrong
DCRage
2/25/09 4:37:12PM
In college, being named an All-American is the equivalent of being named an All-Star in pro sports. As for divisions, there are 3 based on college enrollment: 1, 2, and 3. 1 is highest, followed by 2 then 3. The only exception to this structure is football, which goes FBS (1-A), FCS (1-AA), 2, 3.
ncordless
2/25/09 5:04:41PM
It means the person is a college wrestler who wrestles for a NCAA Div. 1 school and placed in the top 8 or something around there (i can't remember for sure the exact place) in the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championships are the final event of the college wrestling season and is a large tournament in each class to determine the champion.
roadking95th
2/25/09 5:12:43PM
The divisions don't necessarily pertain to the "size" of the athletic program. Many schools compete in division I (the highest) level in wrestling, but not in other sports. One could look at it as the best programs. However, there are some Div II and III schools who could also do well in Div I. For example, these Pennsylvania schools compete in Div I, Loch Haven (Boetche, Mike C.), Clarion (Edgar), Edinboro(KOS), , Lehigh, ect.

All American for wrestling, I believe, is finishing in the top 8 at NCAA's.

In general DIV I > DIV II > DIV III.
Wolfenstein
2/25/09 5:15:06PM

Posted by ncordless

It means the person is a college wrestler who wrestles for a NCAA Div. 1 school and placed in the top 8 or something around there (i can't remember for sure the exact place) in the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Championships are the final event of the college wrestling season and is a large tournament in each class to determine the champion.



You hit the nail on the head--it's the top 8 placers at the national championship tournament.
Nitrus
2/26/09 6:28:37AM
Good to know this

Here in Brazil we don't know anything about wrestling, and which exists here already, is almost unknown


Thanks for the info guys
Shawn91111
2/26/09 7:07:33AM

Posted by DCRage

In college, being named an All-American is the equivalent of being named an All-Star in pro sports. As for divisions, there are 3 based on college enrollment: 1, 2, and 3. 1 is highest, followed by 2 then 3. The only exception to this structure is football, which goes FBS (1-A), FCS (1-AA), 2, 3.



Actually I dont think thats accurate. All-Star games and such are popularity contests. IMO the equivalent is All-NBA 1st and 2nd teams and All-Pro's in the NFL
manny51
2/27/09 6:30:20PM
Thanks to all who provided some input. This is some thing i had been wondering about for a while.
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